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The self-taught artist, Jehangir Jani, fiercely independent of cliques or trends, has been a whirlwind of activity since his first canvases were exhibited in 1991. Jani’s art uninhibitedly represents experiential realms of sexual and communitarian subcultures as he speaks his political dissent from within these experiences. In accordance with the thematic concerns, his use of various materials also creates uncanny juxtapositions and contradictory possibilities. The fragility of ceramics is juxtaposed with hard, cold sheet metal. Through such combinations, Jani speaks of the inequality of power in confrontations between minorities and majorities.
The book also features Jahangir Jani in conversation with the editor, Ratnottama Sengupta.
Introduction by Shivaji K Panikkar, with essays by leading art critics Ranjit Hoskote, Anupa Mehta, Mortimer Chatterjee, Nancy Adajania, Girish Shahane and Deeptha Achar.